Make cute melted snowman almond bark candies this holiday season! This is a fun recipe for parents and kids to make together, and will be loved by everyone. Leave a melted snowman for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve or enjoy at holiday gatherings all month long!
One of our favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to create and make fun new holiday themed treats. Melted snowman almond bark is a cute food craft to do with your children this Christmas. They are easy for all ages to make so everyone can participate.
Melted snowman almond bark is made with almond bark cubes and the candy of your choice to create clothing and snowman body parts. While mom melts the almond bark and shapes it into a blobby melted snowman, the kids decorate with the candy to complete his look!
Melted snowman treats are great for kids because they don't need to be perfect, like many of the other dishes we make for the holidays. Have you ever seen 2 melted snowmen that look the same?? I sure haven't! So let the kids get creative and decorate the snowmen from their own lense.
And for us moms who are not perfectionists (me), all you need to do is pour the melted almond bark into a blob that somewhat resembles a snowman, and you're good to go.
Think a snowman didn't come out up to melted snowman standards? Just eat it before anyone notices. 🙂
You and the kids can use your imagination with these melted snowman treats. In some of ours, we added a twizzler scarf and in others we didn't. We also added blue sprinkles to the bottom of some melted snowmen to look like a puddle of water.
All of the melted snowman almond bark candies came out looking cute and delicious! So play with your food this holiday season, and create a melted snowman of your own.
To make melted snowman almond bark you need:
- almond bark cubes
- rolo candy or reese's peanut butter cups
- twizzler pull n peel candy
- pretzel sticks
- cinnamon imperials
- blue sprinkles (optional for if you'd like to create a pool of water at the bottom of the snowmen)
You can find almond bark, in addition to the candy, in almost any grocery store, especially during the holidays. But I've linked these ingredients to online stores in case you're not shopping locally this year and prefer to purchase them online.
We've been making great use of Target drive up for our purchases these past few months, so much that I may be single handedly keeping them in business!
We love using almond bark as an alternative to melted white chocolate when making some holiday treats. Almond bark melts in the microwave and does not burn easily as white chocolate does. Almond bark can also be remelted after it hardens.
After using it to create your treat, the almond bark stays hard at room temperature and does not melt or soften as white chocolate can. I also find that almond bark does not spread out as much as white chocolate does, so it's perfect for creating a melted snowman that isn't too flat!
To create the snowman's buttons, I use cinnamon imperials because they are a holiday-type candy. But skittles or m&m's work too.
For the hat I chose rolos because of the shape, so reese's peanut butter cups are another good choice. And for the arms, pretzels add a salty touch to this sweet treat.
Melted snowman decorated with my suggestions make a sweet, salty, chocolatey vanilla treat to satisfy all different taste buds!
🔪 Step-By-Step Directions
Making melted snowman almond bark is incredibly simple! It takes only 15 minutes before you have a tasty Christmas treat ready to be eaten.
First, melt the almond bark cubes according to the package instructions. Usually this is 90 seconds at first. Then stir and heat for another 15-30 seconds until all bark is melted.
While the bark is melting prepare the other candy decorations so everything is ready to go. Break the pretzel sticks in half and unwrap the rolos. If making scarves, break the twizzlers into thirds and peel apart 2 layers for each scarf.
Next, line the counter or a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon scoop out the melted candy and ladle a big dollop onto the paper, wiggling the spoon to create a messy snowman shape. Do only 1 or 2 at a time, so they do not harden before you decorate them.
Add the rolo for the hat.
The pretzels for the arms.
The cinnamon imperial buttons.
And the twizzler scarf.
Add blue sprinkles at the bottom if wanting to create a water effect. Make sure to scatter the body parts and clothing near where they would be on a real snowman, but not exactly in the "right" spots.
When all the snowmen are done, let them harden for about 10 minutes before removing from the paper. Most will likely be hard already. You can leave them at room temperature or put them in the fridge to speed up the process.
Whether you're bringing these to a Christmas gathering, enjoying them at home with your family, or leaving them for Santa, they are sure to be a fun treat for everyone to eat!
Melted Snowman Almond Bark
- Melt the almond bark cubes according to the package instructions.
- While the bark is melting, break the pretzel sticks in half and unwrap the rolos. If making scarves, break the twizzlers into thirds and peel apart 2 layers for each scarf. Line the counter or a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a spoon, scoop out the melted almond bark and ladle a big dollop onto the paper, wiggling the spoon to create a messy snowman shape. Do only 1 or 2 at a time, so they do not harden before you decorate them.
- Add the rolo hat, pretzel arms, cinnamon buttons, and twizzlers scarf.
- Let harden for 10 minutes before transferring to a candy dish.
If you made this cute melted snowman almond bark, I'd love to hear how yours turned out. Please let me know in the comments below!